The view from the viewpoint at the end of Earnslaw Burn Track
Image: James McQueen | DOC



Following Earnslaw Burn through bush to the tussock basin at the head of this valley for impressive views of an icefall on Mt Earnslaw/Pikirakatahi.

8.3 km one way

Walking and tramping

4 to 6 hrs one way to the viewpoint Advanced: Tramping track

Stay safe in the outdoors

  1. Choose the right trip for you. Learn about the route and make sure you have the skills for it.
  2. Understand the weather. Check weather forecasts
  3. Pack warm clothes and extra food. Check gear lists
  4. Share your plans and take ways to get help. Share directly or use the Outdoor Intentions form or Plan My Walk. Take a distress beacon. 
  5. Take care of yourself and each other.


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Phone +64 3 442 7935
Address 50 Stanley Street
Queenstown 9300
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